Henry A. "Harry" Hurst Jr., 87, of Enfield, formerly of Suffield, beloved husband of Elaine (Warzenski) Hurst, died peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014, surrounded by his family.
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Harry was born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, son of the late Henry A. and Maude (LaValley) Hurst. Harry grew up in Springfield and served our country during World War II with the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Bassett Boat Co., Westinghouse, and later went to work as an electronics supervisor for Hamilton Standard, retiring after many years of service. Harry had a love for water and the outdoors. He was a member of the Winnisquam Boat & Ski Club at Lake Winnisquam, New Hampshire, where he enjoyed boating and waterskiing with his family and friends. Harry was an avid golfer and member of the Ludlow Country Club. He also had a passion for automobiles and enjoyed NASCAR. Harry took great pride in his home and yard and enjoyed hosting barbecues and parties. He was a kind, caring, and devoted family man whom everyone loved and will be sadly missed.
Along with his wife, Elaine of over 44 years, he leaves his children, Richard Hurst, and his wife, Janice, of Drakut, Massachusetts, David Hurst, and his wife, Maryanne, of Springfield, Karen Garside, and her husband, Kenny, of Cape Coral, Florida, Laurie Sternowski, and her husband, Jim, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, and Lori Possum of Windsor; his sister, Barbara Camerlin of Tampa, Florida; nine grandchildren, Kelly and Lee Kimiani of Massachusetts, Kevin Hurst of Massachusetts, Jeffrey and Denise Hurst of Massachusetts, Brian and Cindy Hurst of Massachusetts, Shannon and Jim Berte of Massachusetts, Steven and Lisa Garside of New Hampshire, Kerry and Aaron Grimshaw of New Hampshire, Lindsey Possum and Austin Possum of Connecticut; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, June Dionisi.
Funeral services will be private at the request of his family.
Harry's family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at the New McLean, Blair Manor, and Dr. Younus Masih for their kind and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Parish Remembrance Fund, 1747 Poquonock Ave., P.O. Box 253, Poquonock, CT 06064.
Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home in Suffield has care of the arrangements.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 1 to July 5, 2014